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    1. Falls a Deadly Threat for Older Americans

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Falls are the leading cause of injury and death among older people in the United States, and this health threat is likely to grow since 10,000 Americans now reach age 65 every day, a new federal report shows. Ev

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    2. How Healthy Are Clinton, Trump?

      Sept. 15, 2016 -- The presidential candidates for the two major parties released some personal health information this week, with doctors for both stating they are healthy and fit to serve. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's health information was contained in a two-page letter released Wednesday

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    3. 31M Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-quarter of Americans over 50 don't exercise, a new federal report estimates, increasing their risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. "Adults benefit from any amount of physical activity," said study

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    4. Hearing Loss Widespread in Older Americans

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds widespread hearing loss among elderly Americans, with an especially high rate for those 90 and older. In the study sample of 647 people aged 80 and above, nearly all had some level of hearing l

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    5. Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Memory loss and muddled thinking may not be an inevitable part of getting older. New research shows that key brain regions in mentally sharp "super-agers" are similar to those of people much younger. A team of

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    6. Could Good Sex Be Bad for an Older Man's Heart?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sexually active older men may be more likely to have a heart attack, heart failure or stroke compared with their less lusty peers, new research suggests. What's more, older men who say they enjoy frequent sex also appear to

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    7. Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a culture that values youth, aging can seem like a dismal prospect. But a new study suggests that older adults are generally less stressed and happier with their lives than younger people are. The study, which included

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    8. Average Lifespan Longer for Twins

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twins live longer than other people, and their close social connection may be a major reason why, a new study says. Researchers reviewed data from more than 2,900 same-sex twins. They were born in Denmark between 1870 and

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    9. How Long Will You Live? Look to Your Parents

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children of long-lived parents are less likely than others to die from heart disease in their 70s, new British research suggests. "We found that for each parent that lived beyond 70 years of age, the participants had a 20

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    10. Lack of Pharmacy Access and Hospital Readmissions

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Limited access to pharmacies may be one reason hospital readmission is more common among older patients in rural, remote or smaller communities, a new study suggests. Hospital readmissions in the United States cost $17 bi

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